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Problem gambling

Do you have a gambling problem? Are you concerned about someone you know?

Problem gambling occurs when a person is dominated by a persistent strong urge to gamble. This is often coupled with a belief that continued gambling will solve their financial problems. Gambling excessively causes havoc to a person's life socially, emotionally and financially. It may lead to the loss of relationships, home, health and career and may cause depression and stress in a person’s life.

Anyone can become a problem gambler, and problems can develop quite quickly. This is not a problem that discriminates based on age, income, education, or ethnic background.

Your options

  • Ring the National Hotline 1800 858 858
  • Contact any of our services below
  • Learn more about problem gambling by www.problemgambling.gov.au

Victoria - Salvation Army Programs

Melbourne Counselling Service

69 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Phone: (03) 9653 3250
Fax: (03) 9653 3232